OSU's shown 'a lot of interest' in rising OL

ONE OF THE more interesting things the recruitniks like to watch during the first four months of the recruiting cycle are the prospects who suddenly take off, earning a number of offers in a short period of time. One who fits that description and is drawing black and orange interest is an offensive lineman out of California.

In speaking to how things change quickly in recruiting, however, the Beavs have gone from a school among his leaders to someone who will need to make up ground if they decide to offer.

Despite reports stating otherwise, Brian Schwenke (6-3, 255, 4.85) as of late last week hadn't received an offer from Oregon State. But that could also be a temporary situation.

"Actually Oregon State hasn't offered me...Oregon State has been showing a lot of interest...a while ago they were really interested in me but I kind of lost touch with them. The recruiting coach did email me the other day to call him," said Schwenke, who now holds offers from three Pac-10 schools.

A KEY PHASE in his decision making process looks to occur in just the next few days, as Schwenke's plans call for unofficial visits to a number of schools. If Oregon State becomes one of those schools he calls on, things could get interesting. If not...

Stanford, Cal, Oregon and Colorado have all offered and those in the group look to be the clear frontrunners. He also holds offers from Utah, SDSU, New Mexico, Portland State and UC Davis.

The interest from schools has sprung up this spring and summer because it's hard to teach athleticism.

"They all definitely like my footwork and the way I move," said Schwenke, who could project at either guard or center.

SCHWENKE SAID education is the primary consideration while at the same time looking to find the right balance between academics and athletics. A strong Engineering school, like the ones at Cal and Stanford, would be a plus, said Schwenke. But at the same time, he's also looking at other liberal arts classes to see if there's a major that might interest him as much as would engineering.

Distance won't matter to Schwenke, as much as it might to his parents, but the final decision rests with him, said the standout from Oceanside, Calif.

An outstanding student, Schwenke has a 3.9 GPA, and easily achieved a qualifying score on the SAT.

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